Cupping is a technique that uses small glass or plastic cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin to disperse and break up any stagnation or congestion.
The placement, amount of suction, and time the cups remain on the body is individually determined. At Renew clinic, we utilize two methods, stationary and sliding cupping. In sliding cupping, a medicated oil is applied before the application of the cups. Once they are in place, the cups are slowly moved across the skin. With stationary cupping, the application of oil is optional.
What can Cupping treat?
Cupping can be valuable for muscle tension, detoxifying skin, circulatory system, and congestions from common cold. Side effects are mild and may involve some discomfort and/or bruise marks but the skin will return to normal within 3-8 days.